Vanessa Lio obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Canadian and American History from the University of York and a Graduate Certificate in Museum and Gallery Studies from the from the Georgian College of Barrie, Ontario. She is the Principal of Lio Research & Archives Services as well as the Heritage Lead for the Town of New Tecumseth, where she is involved in the development and planning of the Beeton Heritage Conservation District, coordinating and facilitating Steering Committee, Heritage Advisory Board, and other public meetings relating to heritage conservation. Lio Research and Archive Services has provided archival and historical research to J. de Whytell Law since 2020, analyzing research reports regarding First Nation treaties with the Crown, obtaining accurate sources of information, and assisting with summarizing and preparation of resource material. Vanessa Lio has worked at various museums throughout Ontario, including the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto, Themuseum, in Kitchener, Hillary House, in Aurora, the Sharon Temple National Historic Site, in East Gwillimbury, Haton Region Museum, in Milton, Museum on the Boyne, in the Town of New Tecumseth, and Dufferin County Museum and Archives, in Mulmur. Vanessa has experience researching historical laws as well as current laws relating to museums, collections and archives, and provides excellent research support with regard to the history of First Nation relationships with the Crown.